Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Dracocephalum parviflorum Nutt.
Dracocephalum: Greek dracon for "dragon" and cephale for head, referring to form of corolla in original species
parviflorum: Latin for "small flower"
|Plant: ||erect, annual/biennial/perennial, 8"-30" tall forb, aromatic, short lived; stems square; taprooted|
|Flower: ||purple, 5-parted, 1/3" long, irregularly tube-shaped; inflorescence a 1"-5" tall, dense, terminal, conical, spike-like cluster often separated near its base; blooms May-July|
|Leaf:||opposite, serrated, stalked|
|Habitat: ||dry; disturbed areas, railroad ballast; in limy, rocky soil|